Skip to main content

tv   Headline News  RT  July 20, 2014 1:00pm-1:30pm EDT

1:00 pm
they don't want to see foreigners in their country and we'll fight to guerilla war till the end. our headlines in our t.v. rebel leaders in eastern ukraine say they have the flight recorders from the due malaysian airliner and are ready to hand them over to international investigators. as questions pile up over the tragedy we take a look at some of the details including why the aircraft strayed from its usual route and why dispatchers told to traduce altitude. also coming up this hour civilian deaths go largely unnoticed in the government stronghold of lugansk in eastern ukraine as kiev rushes off its military onslaught in the wake of the plane crash. in gaza over eighty palestinians have been killed by israeli airstrikes since
1:01 pm
saturday night the i.d.f. expands its ground offensive into its third day. you're watching the weekly here on r.t. international a wrap up of the top stories from the past seven days and up to the minute developments as well my names you know neil until government forces in eastern ukraine where a malaysian passenger jet crashed three days ago say they are ready to hand the flight recorders over to international experts all two hundred ninety eight people on board were killed in the horrific incident when the plane was allegedly hit by a missile most of the bodies have been recovered from the scene and placed in refrigerator at car edges of a nearby station for further transportation but local officials say the train will not depart until international aviation experts around. monitors from the european
1:02 pm
security watchdog the o.s.c. have already seen the remains of the victims a tourist station or mine cost of it following the clean up on investigation efforts. the self-proclaimed prime minister of people's done as a republican examiner birdseye's said that they had found technical evidence off flight m h seventeen that resembled a black box is now the second government's had already been taken to the next they're here on their guard on board i said that they will they will only be delivered to the international team of experts once they get here speaking of that team there yet to get here we do have always see monitors here who are observing the situation now as to the controversy regarding the bodies of the victims they had been taking to the. nearby it's about fifteen kilometers away from that crash and then he they have been placed in a railway railway refrigerators now the self defense militia they said that they
1:03 pm
are doing this out of moral concerns because we are in a thirty degree heat out here and some of the bodies had already began to decompose and while i was at the scene of the crash the situation here and the plane crash site is certainly a different from what we encountered say in the first and the second day the area is now cordoned off by plainclothes militia for the self-defense forces and control of this area say they've made several appeals to the international community to get it seem of the experts here as soon as possible so we want a comprehensive and objective investigation but we don't feel like there's enthusiasm among the international community and experts several dozen experts who are currently in kenya we're asking them please come here faster we are surprised and frankly angered that we have to keep the area untouched well we've been waiting for them for so long. meanwhile kiev has already rushed to accuse the end to
1:04 pm
government forces of meddling with a crash scene you know the one who was the pro russian fighters are not allowing investigators to collect and transfer the evidence they're also not letting the search and rescue groups leave the area the groups are currently working under the threat of armed force for now the only international groups and make it to the scene of the crash is their organization for security and cooperation in europe the always see but it seems that right now they can do a little but stand by and watch although there is very little as we've reported there's very little security on the perimeter of the cross site we did notice that when we arrived today there was a cordon of armed security personnel both sides of the road when the cross says was basically as follow is that people go out to spot the body be photographed take video it and then the body is placed in the back and put beside the roadway is
1:05 pm
a brief from the plane is screwed over it's once a kilometer radius which is likely to slow down the investigation and that large area is right in the middle of the conflict zone all this means that a clear analysis of how this plane came to crash in the field in eastern ukraine is unlikely to come soon if indeed it comes at all and that is a heavy burden for many of the relatives of the victims who plan to come here to the scene of the disaster from on costs or of artsy eastern ukraine. and with more international investigators expected to arrive at the crash site the russian president and the german chancellor urged guarantees of their safety when they work off the scene let's now take a look back up the sequence of events in the lead up to the catastrophe malaysian airlines flight seventeen took off from amsterdam on thursday at twelve fifteen pm local time bind for kuala lumpur for twenty one he had time it disappeared from radar coverage over ukraine and it's radio contact was lost within an hour of the
1:06 pm
crash i was located and it became clear no one had survived by eight in the evening both kiev government troops as well had denied involvement in the crush local militia insisted they had no weapons capable of shooting down the euro liner and both sides accused started to trade accusations relatives of the victims were informed overnight the process of identifying the bodies began local residents have been recalling the horror of that day he's lucia little i had a terrible noise i went out first and then my has been the woman fell to the ground right after i ran out i first my husband thought it was me i was in shock i couldn't go further than my hand. my wife and i were having dinner when we heard a strange noise that sounded like clapping as soon as we went out of the house we saw a body lying nearby it must have fallen from
1:07 pm
a very high altitude the only thing left on the body was a t. shirt it was a man and the legs were broken no sort practically no blood. at first i didn't notice any of them my son went out and said mom there is a body in the kitchen there was a blast to everywhere i thought it was just a pile of rubbish but then i had this too that it was a human body without a leg and his arms twisted and broken. but asian airlines has released the full list of passengers on board the ill fated flight two thirds of them one hundred ninety three were dutch nationals forty three victims including all crew members were malaysian there also twenty seven australians traveling as well as citizens of the united kingdom indonesia and germany in total ten nationalities are on the manifest for the netherlands it's a time of nationwide mourning as peter all over reports. the devastating news no one expects to hear. malaysian a boeing airline has been reportedly downed based on
1:08 pm
a reuters and interfax a malaysian airlines flight with about two hundred ninety five people on board has crashed grief spills over his family and friends of those on board m.h. seventeen make it to the airport in amsterdam at the scene of the crash passports strewn among the carnage each one a painful reminder of a person who died and each of those people leave behind friends and family it's in small communities like this one that have been directly affected that the real human tragedy becomes clear neil tall and her partner course children were on the flight outside the flower shop they owned floral tributes pile up those who saw them day on day a left stunned we couldn't believe what's happened. rumors spread quickly on the facebook in the morning to see outside the nose of a flower. then you know it's it happened for real in the shop window
1:09 pm
a sign for the postman drop the mail off next door we're on holiday there were very lovely people and. you know i did want to just to just enjoy a holiday for two weeks and come back and say to pick up the post and i had a great holiday before stepping on the plane shoulder posted this message on facebook it's understood ms told had been uneasy about the flight following the disappearance of a malaysian airlines jet early at this year. family members stand sobbing in front of a book of condolences they told me they just can't bring themselves to speak on camera and it's not only those who lost relatives in the tragedy who are grieving the netherlands is in a state of disbelief following the deaths of nearly two hundred of its citizens in the disaster we were all shocked and very much. because especially
1:10 pm
for me. it's really. strange because my father has been on the this same flight many times. from a it's so shocking so many dutch people were on that plane this tragedy has affected our song i. think about it it's not realistic people just the public airplane taking it down in this small country of only seventeen million people it seems nearly everyone has been touched in some way by this the worst disaster to affect the country in its recent history peter all of our party netherlands there are plenty of on experience circumstances surrounding the tragedy first the flight deviated from its usual route it's also on clear why it passed directly over the zone of a raging armed conflict finally there are questions over why ukrainian ground control told the crew to reduce altitude just before the jet went down grieving
1:11 pm
families are now demanding explanations of what happened to their loved ones who actually are chefs he brings this report from malaysia. inside the kuala lumpur international airport right now nothing speaks of the horrible tragedy of thursday it works without disruptions this is different to the situation in march when the other malaysian airlines jet went missing relatives of those on board were literally beseeching the malaysian airlines offices back then they still had hope of seeing their loved ones alive. there's no chance of that for the families connected to thursday's tragedy over ukraine but what unites the two apparently different disasters is the fact there are far more questions than answers starting with the mh seventeen jets flight path. and didn't see by the local pool and never. believe. that it is the plane. but if that route was safe and many other
1:12 pm
jets had flown it on the day why had several airlines decided to change their paths malaysian authorities claim the plane was flying on the set route but flight tracker data published online suggest the path could have been changed to three hundred kilometers further north. community. carry. some carry. very safe. cross. but if the flight trajectory is more a matter of speculation right now one alteration it made has been officially confirmed as the flight. so we have to be and. indeed altitude changes on
1:13 pm
request is a common practice but the malaysian authorities have received no clarification as to why it was ordered on that day supposedly minutes before the jet went down most of the passengers of m.h. seventeen have now gone to ukraine to identify the bodies a team of malaysian investigators is following them in the hope of shedding at least some light on this dark story. reporting from kuala lumpur in malaysia. britain's prime minister claims that if it's shown that the rebels in east ukraine die in the air craft then this would be a direct result of russia's support for anti-government forces david cameron's comments follow a wave of accusations from western powers against moscow even though north fishel investigation of course has yet been conducted going to church can take up the story. before investigators made it to the crash site the u.s. announced to the world where the deadly missile shot came from evidence indicates
1:14 pm
that the plane was shot down by a surface to air missile that was launched from an area that is controlled by russian backed separatists inside of ukraine but the u.s. president stopped short of saying who pulled the trigger we don't know exactly what happened and yet u.s. officials all but accuse the rebels in eastern ukraine and russia by association of having shot down the plane president obama based his suggestions on incidents of ukrainian military jets that the rebels recently shot out of the sky a group of separatists can shoot. a military transport planes or they claim shoot down fighter jets without sophisticated equipment and sophisticated training and that is coming from russia russia says t.v. is responsible because it launched this military operation in eastern ukraine and the u.s. supported it moscow has also raised a number of questions for kiev to answer including why it hadn't closed the airspace over what was clearly
1:15 pm
a war zone the jim gray is why did the ukrainian air traffic controller send a passenger flights to an area of military clashes an area which was used to carry out strikes against civilian targets and where there were anti-aircraft systems operating all members of the un security council including russia and the united states have called for a credible impartial investigation of the disaster it will take time before any results come through but the blame game is already in full swing down to check on r.t.e. washington d.c. after the plane came down in kiev was quick to blame the anti-government forces for the tragedy here's what the accusations are based on firstly ukraine circulated what it called an intercepted conversation between the opposition fighters in. which they had legibly admits to firing on the plane the jet crashed on territory controlled by the opposition kiev claims not enough to implicate them even though
1:16 pm
the ukrainian army also has a heavy presence there and finally there's video released by kiev purporting to show a book surface to air missile system in eastern ukraine with one of its rockets missing key have claims that the video was shot in cluster the dawn of a small town near the russian border but local state you can see an address on the billboard which is actually located in cross no army esque about the time which they say has been under the control of the ukrainian army since may and that's located around two hundred fifty kilometers away from the russian border we will try to independently verify those claims intelligence expert charles sure bridgepoint cite some other discrepancies in kiev's accusations one could say from the outset with some investigation the air of ground from which it was launched and of course that would give an indication even though it's accepted i think. he's in a fluent situation in terms of who controls why any given time the current government has released what it claims are
1:17 pm
a number of evidence should leads for example it has said the rebels have these weapon systems i should point out that of course the prosecutor general himself. the system so it's fair to say there's a lot of confusion at the moment and really this really points the way to the importance of a thoroughly independent. investigation to uncover all of the leads in this case. several mainstream media outlets latched onto the message coming from washington and kiev unleashing a storm of accusation against ukraine's government forces and against moscow the editor of the global media and media channel believes the war of words is making it harder to get at the truth. many in the media in america are already blaming president putin personally for this as if he is responsible but without any evidence to back it up and of course the ukrainian president has blamed terrorists whoever they are. trading of accusations between the ukrainian military and the
1:18 pm
so-called separatists in the east of the ukraine obviously to needs to be some sort of a kind of ceasefire there and a real serious investigation if you want to get at the truth this is a politically laced subject that really requires this passionate international investigation. yet to come this hour global shock waves from the devastation being brought on gas a. little bit. we'll be reporting in hot people in london new york and parts of being rallying against the deaths of palestinians at the hands of the israeli military stay with us. i want allegations of propaganda also represent a form of propaganda because what you do is essentially diligent to my being this force without looking at the context without looking at the. base and that's not
1:19 pm
what i think is a real problem i think it's a political call and screaming to play which to school to the old to the ukraine crisis some to a certain friend. on the left me on the side. you let me be alone most of you know i'm i'm basically sourcing the whole of the reporting. and i think there's a need for the full complement discussion about.
1:20 pm
approaching twenty minutes into the hour welcome back you're watching or to international now despite calls for a ceasefire growing ever larger kiev a stepped up its military crackdown against the centers of government resistance in east ukraine this week the situation in the regional capital of donetsk remains tense with explosions heard on the outskirts while deeley are raids and shelling have become every day reality for the people in lugansk in the latest artillery attack on the city centers residential areas i can do a garden on a school were severely damaged on the army's mortar fire in broad daylight in lugansk killed at least sixteen on friday meanwhile the organization for security and cooperation in europe plus the total number of lives lost in live down since the summer of two hundred fifty here is arena on the russia ukraine border with the latest updates from the area. residents of logan's care of reported hearing air raid sirens again again last night and they're saying that fighting continues on
1:21 pm
the outskirts of the city now according to self-defense forces ukrainian troops are gaining ground seeking to take control over the road that is connecting the gods kinda nets that you see these that are essentially capitals of the two restive regions. varying brought into off the assaults by the ukrainian army this city has been heavily hit its infrastructure damaged people are saying they're left without water electricity gas is also something they're finding a shortage often of course there are instances of people being hit in the middle of the day by artillery and mortar shells at one instance eight people have died when a shell has hit a. wall always the observers have said that two hundred fifty people have been killed since the beginning of june alone previously that number is given for civilian casualties for these homes you ration of conflict for both regions and so now we can assume that that number is probably a lot higher than people have to in the industry they're living here. you sort of
1:22 pm
a peaceful life. this should look like this here we. know. the fighting continues and at times it can be heard on the border between russia and ukraine with residents complaining about shells flying into their backyards essentially and despite the fact that petro poroshenko has assured that civilians are not going to be the. targets of ukrainian military nevertheless they seem to be bearing the brunt of off the pressure and when exactly if this conflict is going to end is not yet clear with of course the world's attention being on the aftermath off the disaster of flight m.h. seventeen the fighting that doesn't seem to subside in southeastern ukraine goes on before. i should military and truce between gaza militants on israel has
1:23 pm
just expired the signs earlier agreed to a lot of the red cross to get the did the injured out of the worst hit area in eastern the i.d.f. bombarded the site from the er overnight killing at least eighty seven civilians locals say there are bodies strewn over the streets buildings and that no one is able to retrieve them due to the destruction meanwhile two more israeli soldiers were killed last night bringing the total is really death toll to seven but numbers dwarfed by the palestinian fatalities now approaching four hundred forty fear reports from gaza that. they think it's fine it's just staying in the last five or ten minutes continue to attack these neighborhoods east of gaza city you show your neighborhood this morning and last night the palestinians are being killed dozens more injured over the last one of the simple stuff to be themselves have been taking people out of the buildings in the country now of course the united nations and state actors in the region are trying to organize
1:24 pm
a cease fire for example tukey and doing what they can on. scene with palestinian. president mahmoud abbas egypt's attempts at creating a ceasefire few days ago failed as hamas rejected the egyptian proposal lines of thousands of part of the scenes have been entirely disguised as this operation has been ongoing we've seen those numbers increase steadily over the last few days which has seen an opting of the violence used by particularly the israeli air force now of course these particular instances of being targeted and they are regarded by the palestinians here very specifically as signs that israel is not being careful enough in terms of its operations that it is willing to be reckless actually is the language used by officials and analysts and civilians you've been talking to when it's going about targeting militants sides you know. ok just some news
1:25 pm
enough the moment. binyamin netanyahu the israeli prime minister in a speech at the moment offered his condolences to israel but said that they will continue the operation frozen long as it takes that is a direct quote coming in from prime minister netanyahu in a speech that he's currently making the moment more we will be delivering it to you through the hours here on r.t. while an israeli defense force spokes person insisted to me earlier that they're going to great lengths not to hit civilians. and the hamas minister of the interior specifically instructed the civilian population in gaza not to leave their homes not to leave the instructions not to follow the instructions of the military provided what you knew these innocent people were in their homes and yet you still decided to strike was not your decision we provided as much warning as we could and at the end we had to attack certain targets that are resulting in the terrorise ation of our entire public and one of the latest attacks really military the shells
1:26 pm
with spray are thousands of tiny and potentially lethal metal we've seen that some rules of humanitarian law render their use in the gaza strip illegal as an imprecise weapon is more likely to result in civilian injuries which of course we have seen in spades why do you ignore international law in this case you can say with full confidence and with full sincerity that any weapon that has been used by the i.d.f. is done so in line with international law and we're seeing hospitals schools media offices essentially sick people children and the ordinary working man and woman being hit in these places you know overwhelmingly why is this they're not being targeted and the reason the reason that they are not leaving and following the instructions that we are giving them is because hamas finds it in its assets to leave them in these areas. next here on r t international look at the struggle of thought the sins of civilians who are fleeing ukraine to stay with us.
1:27 pm
to u.s. agents who are working deep inside the german government have been caught which has heightened tensions between the two countries even more the german reaction to this was to expel the cia chief in berlin from his post this is the kind of story that makes people who hate u.s. foreign policy to share button on facebook and get all excited it makes many feel that merkel or at least some elements of the german government are actually fighting against foreign meddling but i would say that you should take this story with a huge grain of salt yeah they just had one cia asset out of the country and this could be a sign of change but there are still twenty plus u.s. military bases currently operating in germany and in fact the bow holder base is
1:28 pm
one of the largest ones outside of america territory with thirteen thousand troops permanently stationed there so basically if merkel really wants to reduce foreign meddling in germany she's going to have to somehow get a massive foreign military presence out of a country and since this has been there for almost seventy years already i don't think that they're just going to pack up and leave on their own one day but that's just my opinion.
1:29 pm
crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want. it you just block those bullet stuck with chains. there's it should be. stated and it. is three days. later someone looked at. us to let us know what. was look on the polish. rule was really g.o.p. leadership.

2 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on